From cleansers, toners, moisturisers to masks, there are so many products at our disposal to build a skincare regime. Doing your skincare routine is more than just slapping on the products and going about your day, you’d want to make sure you are getting the most out of the products so it can work effectively on your skin. Find out how you can enhance your skincare routine’s performance and reap maximum benefits for your skin.
Deep clean through exfoliation
The surface of the epidermis is where dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities lie and they can act as a barrier that makes it less efficient for skincare products to get absorbed effectively by the skin. Cleansers help to purge your pores of dirt and leave the skin less prone to blackheads and pimples, but exfoliation is where dead skin on the top is eliminated so skincare products can penetrate more deeply and work better.
Be careful not to overdo it as over-exfoliation can leave your skin irritated and inflammed. Stick to once or twice a week. People with breakouts and acne can find that overdoing exfoliation can aggravate the condition and backfire, thus all your efforts in doing cystic acne treatments may go down the drain.
Tip: Clear out your pores without the painful facial squeezing and extraction. Our signature Cell Regeneration Treatment uses patented micro-jets to cleanse the pores and clear away dead skin and dirt. At the same time, nutrients are infused into the skin’s dermis layer to regenerate skin cells and collagen for an improved complexion.
Go in the right order
It is important to apply your products in the correct order to ensure the ingredients of each product is well absorbed by the skin instead of getting blocked by another product. Start on the order of density, from the thinnest to the thickest consistency. For example, the order should look something like: toner, essence, serum, moisturiser/oil, sunscreen. Face oils should go before moisturisers if you are using a heavily occlusive moisturiser, otherwise you can use a water-based moisturizer and apply your facial oil after.
Keep in mind that if you are using blemish spot treatments or chemical exfoliants like retinol, they should go on first before layering on the rest of your routine. When you’re treating acne or wrinkles, you’d want to allow for maximum penetration for those ingredients to work effectively on your skin.
Tip: To give an added boost to your routine, Botox can be helpful in dealing with oily and acne prone skin. Botox is not only used as a face filler, it can constrict your pores to make it appear smaller and reduce oil production. It also helps to slow down hyperactive sebaceous glands that are responsible in producing sebum to lubricate the skin. Overexcretion of sebum can make the skin oily and prone to clogged pores and breakouts, thus Botox can minimize your pore size and give a skin tightening effect. Combined with laser treatments or chemical peels, patients have experienced a significant improvement in their acne problems.
Use the right product for your skin needs
Serums contain powerhouse ingredients that penetrate deeply into the skin. Active ingredients like retinoids, Hyaluronic Acid, peptides, growth factors, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are known to bring a number of benefits to the skin, treating everything from wrinkles to pigmentation. Depending on what your skin needs, choose the right serum so it can greatly benefit your skin. You can expect results like reduced hyperpigmentation, refined skin surface, hydrated skin, and revitalised complexion.
Tip: How about delivering these skin-loving ingredients deep into the dermis? With Aquagold Fine Touch, you can gain the maximum benefit as this patented hair-like thin microneedling system will penetrate painlessly to deliver customised skin solutions at 600-micron depth. This allows the ingredients to be absorbed at a much effective level. Our doctors will consult with you on your skin needs and customise the mix of ingredients that goes inside the device and straight to your dermis layers. You can expect dewy glass-like skin and improvement in large pores and fine lines.
The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the treatments or other procedures available such as acne scar removal.